During the hot Delhi summer days of 11-13th of May, artist Adil Kalim spent three days with the children of Bal Sahyog at their Connaught Place home. The children painted a bright mural on the walls of the home with the artist.
Artist Sonam Chaturvedi conducted a four-day long mural making residency with the children of Udayan Care boys home located in Noida. In the workshop, the enthusiastic children traced shadows using torch light and surrounding objects and made their own imaginary creatures of another world culminating in to two lively murals at their residential home. Here are some glimpses from the mural residency
New Delhi based artist Anarya Dodes spent a boisterous and colour filled weekend in August at The Kutumb Foundation Learning Centre in Savda Ghevra. Savda Ghevra is a resettlement colony for those forcibly displaced by the frantic building and beautification drive surrounding the Commonwealth Games in 2010. It was an unprecedented trek for the artist and Aryakrishnan Ra, our Programme Officer and the enthusiasm and talent of the 15 children made for exciting times. We look forward to our return to Savda Ghevra
Artists Anarya Dodes and Vidhi Sharma, recent graduates from Ambedkar University painted 2 hopscotches and 1 mural with 17 wildly enthusiastic 6-7 year olds at the MCD School, PTS Colony, Malviya Nagar (run by NGO Vidya, http://vidya-india.org/). A huge thank you to the artists, students and the teachers of the school in making this a memorable event.
We thank all the members of Artreach for conducting 3 days workshop for students of PTS centre. Students are very happy to play hopscotch early morning and during break time. Younger children learn counting written on the poles. The wall outside 2nd class looks colourful. Children are eager to paint remaining walls as well. One of the child from 2nd class (Radhika) said ‘Mam,Majja aa gya’ (Mam, it was fun). Teachers also enjoyed, giving it a finishing touch. We are looking forward to have many such activities in the school in future.
Gaytri Kapani, Project Coordinator PTS Vidya School
From Mumbai, Niqita Gupta is a visual anthropologist and photographer and Komal Gupta is a visual merchandiser and designer. In April they spent a colourful weekend at the Udayan Care girls home in Ghaziabad. The resulting mural was of a dynamic underwater scene.